Directed by Samuel Eisenhuth
7pm November 10th
7pm November 11th
Auditions are for ages 12-18 AND Adults.
Attend one audition date to be considered for casting.
Performances February 2020
(Ages listed are suggested age of the character NOT necessarily the age of the performer.)
ROMEO: The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. A young man of 16. Romantic, passionate, sensitive, poetic, loyal to his friends.
JULIET: The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. 13 years of age. Naive, headstrong, impulsive, passionate, courageous.
FRIAR LAWRENCE: A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Civic-minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan.
MERCUTIO: A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. Mercutio overflows with imagination and wit. He can be hotheaded, and hates people who are affected, pretentious, or obsessed with the latest fashions.
THE NURSE: Juliet’s nurse who cared for Juliet since she was a baby. Earnest, long-winded, and sentimental.
TYBALT: A Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side. Vain, fashionable, supremely aware of courtesy and the lack of it. Tybalt is aggressive and quick to draw his sword when he perceives insult.
CAPULET: The patriarch of the Capulet family, father of Juliet, husband of Lady Capulet, and enemy, for unexplained reasons, of Montague. Often prudent, he commands respect and propriety, but flies into a rage when either is lacking.
LADY CAPULET: Juliet’s mother, Capulet’s wife. A woman who herself married young She is an ineffectual mother, relying on the Nurse for moral and pragmatic support.
MONTAGUE: Romeo’s father, the patriarch of the Montague clan and bitter enemy of Capulet.
LADY MONTAGUE: Romeo’s mother, Montague’s wife. She dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
PARIS: A kinsman of the Prince, and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet.
BENVOLIO: Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend.
PRINCE ESCALUS: The Prince of Verona. A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. He is the seat of political power in Verona.
FRIAR JOHN: A Franciscan friar charged by Friar Lawrence with taking the news of Juliet’s false death to Romeo in Mantua.
BALTHASAR: Romeo’s dedicated servant, who brings Romeo the news of Juliet’s death, unaware that her death is a ruse.
SAMPSON & GREGORY: Two young servants of the house of Capulet, who, like their master, hate the Montagues. Crude and quarrelsome.
ABRAM: Montague’s servant, who fights with Sampson and Gregory.
THE APOTHECARY: An apothecary who sells drugs and medicines.
PETER: An illiterate Capulet servant who invites guests to Capulet’s feast and escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo.
TOWNSPEOPLE, SERVANTS, ETC.
REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION
Audition Forms are available at the audition and are required for productions that you wish to be considered for.
Audition Notices are posted online here and on facebook, and sent via GCT e-news. Sign up for e-news here.
BRING your calendar with you to the auditions to write down you unavailability on your audition form. Rehearsal schedule will be created based around this IF you are cast.
Auditions do not guarantee casting.
We hope to see YOU here. All are welcome.
GCT is located at 49 York Street in Gettysburg.
IF CAST, YOU MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY ORIENTATION AND SUBMIT TO TWO FREE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA BACKGROUND CHECKS TO PARTICIPATE AT GCT.
ALL cast, crew, musicians, and volunteers must have these clearances on file for all GCT productions.
A NOTE ABOUT CASTING & AUDITION ETIQUETTE
A great deal of thought goes into casting for each production with many different factors being taken into consideration including but not limited to: chemistry with other actors, height, vocal range/ability, dance ability, projection/articulation ability, and almost always schedule availability.
Not all casting decisions will please everyone, but it is important to respect the decisions and accept the casting and move forward in a positive light for the good of the theatre and everyone involved. Discussing or questioning casting is against policy at GCT. Good performers can find something new to learn about and improve their skills during any production. Bad performers are lazy, they complain, are disruptive, and don’t show good teamwork skills to support the good of the overall production. Be part of a team and a theatre family.
If cast in a production at GCT, it is expected that you will refrain from discussing casting and please do not post anything on social media outlets until such time you see that GCT posts it on their Facebook page first. The reason for this is that some people may have not been cast or may not have been contacted yet by GCT and seeing or hearing things from others about auditions/casting can sometimes cause unnecessary anxiety or hurt feelings before the theatre has had the chance to contact everyone that auditioned.
Be respectful and supportive of others during the audition process. For some actors it may be their very first time auditioning for a show anywhere.
Relax and have fun. We want you to enjoy yourself and show us your best audition.
UPCOMING AUDITION DATES
If auditioning for a musical, performers should prepare 16-32 measures (one verse) of a Broadway song of your choice. The entire song is not needed. A pianist will be provided for those that bring sheet music. If you do not have a song prepared, please plan to sing Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
If auditioning for a non-musical play, there will be cold readings from the script handed to you at the audition.
Bring your calendar WITH you to the audition in order to write down any UNavailable dates/times on your form. We use that to create a customized rehearsal schedule based on actor availability.
One parent MUST accompany each actor under age 18 auditioning and parent is to fill out the audition form and sign it for the child.
AUDITION DATES ARE LISTED BELOW